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Wanna know

Naperville, IL

#1 Apr 17, 2018
What makes a person wanna do drugs of any kind? Everybody has seen the affects of it. Especially when you have kids. You are teaching them that it's ok.it rips families apart it kills people everyday. Why does one think that it's worth the risk? I've never used drugs so I honestly do not understand. I have been on the other side of it though. I've had alot of money stolen from me, I've had possessions stolen from me and my kids. I have tried to calm crying children that wanna know why they can't see other parent. Kids ask if other parent still loves them. I don't want any names mentioned I really just don't understand and would like to know why one does theese things. Thank you
Just saying

Carrollton, KY

#2 Apr 17, 2018
Wanna know wrote:
What makes a person wanna do drugs of any kind? Everybody has seen the affects of it. Especially when you have kids. You are teaching them that it's ok.it rips families apart it kills people everyday. Why does one think that it's worth the risk? I've never used drugs so I honestly do not understand. I have been on the other side of it though. I've had alot of money stolen from me, I've had possessions stolen from me and my kids. I have tried to calm crying children that wanna know why they can't see other parent. Kids ask if other parent still loves them. I don't want any names mentioned I really just don't understand and would like to know why one does theese things. Thank you
Because they are weak individual's. Experts say it's a disease but it's preventable so how can it be. You catch a cold or flu because of germs. But you don't catch a drug problem because of germs . You get it from other weak people.
problem solving

United States

#3 Apr 17, 2018
Its no f##king disease it is a choice like going to the movies. You do it or you don't most of those nonfunctional addicts need to be executed
Read the Bill

Bedford, KY

#4 Apr 17, 2018
I think most of them want to try drugs for the excitement and the high, but think they're too smart to allow themselves to become addicted. Of course some do get addicted while taking pain management drugs.
I just read this morning about Matthew Mellon, died at 54 years old, a billionaire banker who became addicted because of pain management drugs and at last count was spending over $100,000 a month on his habit
Just asking

Carrollton, KY

#5 Apr 17, 2018
Read the Bill wrote:
I think most of them want to try drugs for the excitement and the high, but think they're too smart to allow themselves to become addicted. Of course some do get addicted while taking pain management drugs.
I just read this morning about Matthew Mellon, died at 54 years old, a billionaire banker who became addicted because of pain management drugs and at last count was spending over $100,000 a month on his habit
That is sad because it happens very often. So was he weak or did he have a disease or did his Dr continue to supply him with the pain meds that caused the problem.
problem solving

United States

#7 Apr 17, 2018
Just asking wrote:
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That is sad because it happens very often. So was he weak or did he have a disease or did his Dr continue to supply him with the pain meds that caused the problem.
He didn't have a disease he was weak
Yep

United States

#8 Apr 17, 2018
Addiction is defined as a disease by most medical associations, including the American Medical Association and the American Society of Addiction Medicine.

Like diabetes, cancer and heart disease, addiction is caused by a combination of behavioral, environmental and biological factors. Genetic risks factors account for about half of the likelihood that an individual will develop addiction.

Addiction involves changes in the functioning of the brain and body. These changes may be brought on by risky substance use or may pre-exist.

The consequences of untreated addiction often include other physical and mental health disorders that require medical attention. If left untreated over time, addiction becomes more severe, disabling and life threatening.
stigmata

Carrollton, KY

#10 Apr 17, 2018
Yep wrote:
Addiction is defined as a disease by most medical associations, including the American Medical Association and the American Society of Addiction Medicine.

Like diabetes, cancer and heart disease, addiction is caused by a combination of behavioral, environmental and biological factors. Genetic risks factors account for about half of the likelihood that an individual will develop addiction.

Addiction involves changes in the functioning of the brain and body. These changes may be brought on by risky substance use or may pre-exist.

The consequences of untreated addiction often include other physical and mental health disorders that require medical attention. If left untreated over time, addiction becomes more severe, disabling and life threatening.
most all addicts have underlying mental health issues that have the propensity to lead to substance abuse problems. Quite a few criminals as well have underlying mental health issues. If mental health was not such a stigma perhaps more people would seek help for those problems instead of trying to mask/hide/or not feel the issues by using drugs/alcohol, so perhaps before you trash an addict you should seek what inside of yourself is so effed up that you have to put others down for things you have no understanding of. JS
problem solving

United States

#11 Apr 17, 2018
Yep wrote:
Addiction is defined as a disease by most medical associations, including the American Medical Association and the American Society of Addiction Medicine.

Like diabetes, cancer and heart disease, addiction is caused by a combination of behavioral, environmental and biological factors. Genetic risks factors account for about half of the likelihood that an individual will develop addiction.

Addiction involves changes in the functioning of the brain and body. These changes may be brought on by risky substance use or may pre-exist.

The consequences of untreated addiction often include other physical and mental health disorders that require medical attention. If left untreated over time, addiction becomes more severe, disabling and life threatening.
Bull crap here is the cure stop doing it or a bullet
Just saying

Carrollton, KY

#12 Apr 18, 2018
stigmata wrote:
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most all addicts have underlying mental health issues that have the propensity to lead to substance abuse problems. Quite a few criminals as well have underlying mental health issues. If mental health was not such a stigma perhaps more people would seek help for those problems instead of trying to mask/hide/or not feel the issues by using drugs/alcohol, so perhaps before you trash an addict you should seek what inside of yourself is so effed up that you have to put others down for things you have no understanding of. JS
So you are saying that drug usage is more mental issues than a physical desire. I did not know that and find it very interesting.I realized that criminals had mental issues because it you are in your right mind you wouldn't do the stupid things they do.
pos

Carrollton, KY

#13 Apr 18, 2018
Just saying wrote:
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So you are saying that drug usage is more mental issues than a physical desire. I did not know that and find it very interesting.I realized that criminals had mental issues because it you are in your right mind you wouldn't do the stupid things they do.
Yes not all have mental issues but most do. If you will look into the research done on it and the teaching of substance abuse you would be surprised. Yes , the first time may be a choice but then the brain registers how it gets altered and how it makes you feel so euphoric, takes away from the issues you feel and temporarily fixes your mind for the moment, That is when addiction kicks in because of constantly chasing that feeling and the choice is no longer yours, your brain takes over and rewires itself to think it has to have the drugs/alcohol to function to be "normal". There is physical desire as well because once the person is hooked and can't find the drug or have the money for it the withdrawal can be a nightmare, then more mental issues are at hand. Dealers take advantage of this knowing that this is "job security" for lack of a better term in this case, so unless they get taken down the cycle keeps going. Going after the users is not effective, going after the dealers and their suppliers is where it needs to begin. Stiffer penalties and actually enforcing them and making them serve the time and stop the revolving door will help more than keeping arresting the same users over and over. Take away the supply the demand will dwindle. People need to get over the pot issues and focus on the deadly drugs. But then you have the problem that prison/jail is "just a college for criminals to learn more criminal behaviors and how to get by with things more" it's a catch 22 because the prisons/jails do not have anything to teach them other ways of filling the void. The country is in a sad state and it is heartbreaking.
Concerned citizen

Carrollton, KY

#14 Apr 18, 2018
pos wrote:
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Yes not all have mental issues but most do. If you will look into the research done on it and the teaching of substance abuse you would be surprised. Yes , the first time may be a choice but then the brain registers how it gets altered and how it makes you feel so euphoric, takes away from the issues you feel and temporarily fixes your mind for the moment, That is when addiction kicks in because of constantly chasing that feeling and the choice is no longer yours, your brain takes over and rewires itself to think it has to have the drugs/alcohol to function to be "normal". There is physical desire as well because once the person is hooked and can't find the drug or have the money for it the withdrawal can be a nightmare, then more mental issues are at hand. Dealers take advantage of this knowing that this is "job security" for lack of a better term in this case, so unless they get taken down the cycle keeps going. Going after the users is not effective, going after the dealers and their suppliers is where it needs to begin. Stiffer penalties and actually enforcing them and making them serve the time and stop the revolving door will help more than keeping arresting the same users over and over. Take away the supply the demand will dwindle. People need to get over the pot issues and focus on the deadly drugs. But then you have the problem that prison/jail is "just a college for criminals to learn more criminal behaviors and how to get by with things more" it's a catch 22 because the prisons/jails do not have anything to teach them other ways of filling the void. The country is in a sad state and it is heartbreaking.
I am learning alot. You are right about our Country. Everything is upside down and getting worse. Thanks for the info
Yep

Carrollton, KY

#16 Apr 18, 2018
problem solving wrote:
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Bull crap here is the cure stop doing it or a bullet
Try getting an education, or maybe just use Google if that's not to hard for you. Opinions really don't matter. Facts matter and the facts are that addiction is a disease.
Hjbbmkiiij

Carrollton, KY

#17 Apr 21, 2018
Yep wrote:
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Try getting an education, or maybe just use Google if that's not to hard for you. Opinions really don't matter. Facts matter and the facts are that addiction is a disease.
Oh please. This has jack shit to do with education, opinions, or Google. If some dumbass puts a needle in their own arm, by their own choice and gets addicted, they have no one to blame but themselves not some bullshit made up disease. I've known many people over the years who have unfortunately became addicted and even they will agree that it isn't a disease. Nice try though, I'm sure you're one of the many junkies out there trying to justify using. Claiming you haven't touched anything in months when in reality you were probably shooting dope right before you made that post.
Paul

United States

#18 Apr 22, 2018
Hjbbmkiiij wrote:
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Oh please. This has jack shit to do with education, opinions, or Google. If some dumbass puts a needle in their own arm, by their own choice and gets addicted, they have no one to blame but themselves not some bullshit made up disease. I've known many people over the years who have unfortunately became addicted and even they will agree that it isn't a disease. Nice try though, I'm sure you're one of the many junkies out there trying to justify using. Claiming you haven't touched anything in months when in reality you were probably shooting dope right before you made that post.
Ok Warren Nobel glad you are keeping your ass in Florida with the rest of the drama queens that live with you we dont want your kind here anyways. But you all sure keep up with drama here and make sure u post it about others forgot you all was perfect DRAMA QUEEN
No excuses

United States

#19 Apr 22, 2018
Yep wrote:
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Try getting an education, or maybe just use Google if that's not to hard for you. Opinions really don't matter. Facts matter and the facts are that addiction is a disease.
Yeah right its not a disease its a choice. Keep making excuses because people aren't buying that load of crap anymore. Go cry somewhere else junkie
Intheknow

Louisville, KY

#20 Apr 22, 2018
Paul wrote:
<quoted text> Ok Warren Nobel glad you are keeping your ass in Florida with the rest of the drama queens that live with you we dont want your kind here anyways. But you all sure keep up with drama here and make sure u post it about others forgot you all was perfect DRAMA QUEEN
Must have got your feelings hurt. Your daughter is a druggie Rosey who don't care of her kids, hell probally don't know where half of them are, I hope they all rot in that jail they are in.
crazy is as crazy does

Camden, AL

#21 Apr 22, 2018
yeah you're a big tuff keyboard barbarian warrior, aren't you?
problem solving wrote:
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Bull crap here is the cure stop doing it or a bullet
torture any small animals or pets lately?
Now let your clutch out

United States

#23 Apr 22, 2018
Paul wrote:
<quoted text> Ok Warren Nobel glad you are keeping your ass in Florida with the rest of the drama queens that live with you we dont want your kind here anyways. But you all sure keep up with drama here and make sure u post it about others forgot you all was perfect DRAMA QUEEN
Warren noble isn't a drama queen he's a queer full of drama!
Crapmaster

Franklin, IN

#25 Apr 24, 2018
So what if some people do drugs? Just because it's illegal doesn't make it worse than the legal stuff people get freely such as alcohol and tobacco plus all the addictive prescription drugs. The herion epidemic was directly caused by legal opiods. The only difference in being an alcoholic and a drug addict is you can go to jail for drugs and not for merely being addicted to alcohol. Despite alcohols proven harm it causes. Very hypocritical.

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